Yoko & the Oh No‰۪s are three kids from Chicago ‰ÛÒ Max Goldstein on vocals, Max Loebman on guitar, and Stef Roti on drums ‰ÛÒ a raging trio fueled by Taco Bell, rock & roll myths, and pilfered booze. It doesn‰۪t quite add up how kids this young (Max L. just graduated high school) managed to tap into a vibe this classic.
The band‰۪s self-titled full-length debut, out on Autumn Tone, is crammed with classic rock riffs, swinging beats, and up front, the sassy, done-up style of Max G. emoting loosely and widly like a young David Johansen fronting the New York Dolls, possessing a crooner‰۪s voice and a taste for style. Dolled up in flashy get-ups, Max G.‰۪s voice is a growly, beefy thing, a rangy tenor that belies his taste for soul shouters. The prevailing mood in modern indie garage rock is one of stylistic indifference, but that‰۪s not how Yoko & the Oh No‰۪s come across; these kiddos don‰۪t just care, they care a lot
Yoko & the Oh No‰۪s S/T album is their first for Autumn Tone Records, which has a knack for finding raw young bucks (turn up records by the Orwells, Twin Peaks, and Modern Vices as a testament)åÊ
Yoko & the Oh No‰۪s are currently on tour with likeminded rock & roll weirdos The Growlers, blowing minds and connecting with crowds across the Midwest.
For fans of the White Stripes, the Strokes, the Dolls, Velvets, and rock and roll.